LABS : Leonardo ABstracts Service

LABS is a comprehensive database of abstracts of Ph.d, Masters and MFA theses in the emerging intersection between art, science and technology. Persons who have received advanced degress in arts (visual, sound, performing, text), computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology which in some way investigate philosophical, historical, critical or applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit an abstract of their thesis for publication consideration in this database.

The LABS Peer Reviewers for 2013-2014: Yiannis Colakides is the co-director of NeMe (New Media), Limassol, Cyprus; David Familian is the artistic director of the Beall Center For Art and Technology at University of California Irvine, Irvine, California; Tom Leeser is the Program Director of the Art and Technology Program in the School of Art and the Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California; Emmanuel Mahe is the director of research at ENSAD which recently launched a PhD in “Science and Art Creation Research” which includes several art schools; Andrea Polli is an associate professor of Fine Art and Engineering at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque; Lea Rekow is founder of Green My Favela, a land use reclamation project based in the Rocinha favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and on the advisory board for UrbanIxD, a European research network that builds data-rich urban environments through focusing on human activities and experiences; Edward Shanken is a researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria; and Charissa N. Terranova, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies, School of Arts & Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas.

The English abstracts will be placed on-line at Pomona College, Claremont, California,  so that interested persons can access them at no cost. An international Peer Review Panel (PRP) made up of academics and artists will review the abstracts; the PRP is chaired by Emerita Professor Sheila Pinkel of Pomona College. In addition to being published in the database, a selection of Abstracts selected by this panel for their special relevance will be published quarterly in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), Leonardo's peer reviewed e-journal, and authors of abstracts most highly ranked by the panel will also be invited to submit an article for publication consideration in Leonardo Journal. Authors of theses interested in having their thesis abstract considered for publication should fill out the Thesis Abstract Submittal form.

For any changes to your abstract, email ITG with the LABS number and changes to be made to the record.